- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, left, hair long, in coat, riband, and star of the Garter. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 54.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
One of Dassier's series of medals of illustrious men. (See Medallic Illustrations 2, p558.185 (registration no. M.8450).)
Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, was one of the most brilliant characters of his time. Born in 1694, he entered the House of Commons before the legal age, and succeeded his father in the Earldom in 1726. In 1745 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and in the following year Secretary of State. Of his own choice he retired from office in 1748, and devoted the remainder of his life to literary leisure, occasionally taking part in the debates in the Upper House, and assisting in the reformation of the calendar in 1751. He died 24 March, 1773.
See Snelling, Thomas, ‘Thirty-nine Plates of English Medals’, London, 1766, xxxiii. 1.
- On display (G1/fc11)
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (582) (222)